Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in Manang/Nepal in 1967 as the second of 5 sons. He attended Kopan monastery at the age of 9 in around 1976/1977 and was ordained by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and given the ordained name as Thubten Sherab.
After 10 years of study in Kopan, he went to Sera Je Monastery for further studies in 1987 and graduated as Geshe at the end of 1999. After that he joined Gyume Tantric College for a year, then he taught young monks at Kopan for a year.
In 2001, he was sent by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to New Mexico to serve and help at the International Office of FPMT as well as teach at Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe and Ksiti Garba Center in Taos as a resident teacher. He also served as a Board member of FPMT for 2 years during that period.
By the end of 2003, he returned back to Nepal to do his own practices. In 2006, he was appointed as Head Master of Kopan monastery and served Kopan in that position for 4 years until he resigned in 2010. Then he served at Kopan as acting Abbot for a year in 2011 when their late Guru Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundup got sick.
He has been teaching at Kopan during meditation courses as well as traveling and teaching around the world, in the United States, Canada, many parts of Europe, Asia, Mexico, Guatamala, and Australia.
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